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Wicked problems and grand challenges

Raised hands

A series of activities exploring the role of humanities and social sciences in policymaking.

The British Academy is engaging in a series of activities how the humanities and social sciences can play a key role in addressing complex policy challenges, with a view to establishing networks and mechanisms that support collaboration between policymakers and researchers on key policy problems.

The first activity in this series was the British Academy's sponsorship of the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy's conference on 'How can government make better use of expertise and evidence from the humanities?' (April 2015).